CICL

CENTRE FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP LAW










Profile Of The Centre

The Centre for Specialization in Immigration and Citizenship Laws (CSICL) is a constituentcentre of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, and was founded on 3rd January, 2019 underthe leadership of the Centre President, Anushka Misra and Faculty-In-charge, Dr D GaneshKumar. Immigration and refugee applicants are among the most vulnerable consumers oflegal services. Problems like language barriers and familiarity with the legal system arecommon challenges they face, which hamper their right to security, recognition and humandignity. The legal system has to work towards this area of law, especially in encouragingmore law students towards becoming qualified, trained and assessed experts who can providethe professional help needed. With this in mind, the Centre was created with the objective of providing a platform to students of law school to pursue an interest in the field of citizenshipand immigration laws, hoping to encourage enthusiastic and detailed research on thesesubjects of global importance. Since most law schools do not include this subject as a part ofthe curriculum, keeping in mind the proactive vision of the Symbiosis Law School,Hyderabad to promote practical learning outside of classrooms, the Centre focussed ontraining students and inspiring interest in them towards these areas of law.

Objectives

To build a centre that will help set new and higher standards for immigrationand citizenship consultants. With virtual conferences and national seminars, in collaborationwith leading organizations, legal institutions and activists in the field, the Centre aims to helptransform the quality of immigration consultant services, and to raise awareness among lawstudents on the plethora of challenges existing in the system.

Goals

  • The Centre hopes to effectively train more law students in the field of immigration andcitizenship, and provide them with the skill sets needed to ensure immigrants are givenequitable, accessible and humane legal aid.

  • The Centre plans on conducting multiple intra-collegiate events such as debates, guestlectures by experts, etc to promote research, learning and an active interest for the subject.

  • The Centre will also conduct a national event during the academic year to expand itseducational impact to students of other law colleges as well.

  • The Centre eventually hopes to build a large network of law students, professors,activists, legal experts, and national and international authorities on immigration, tocollaborate with them in conducting research and providing active aid and consultancy.

Faculty In Charge: Create an online portal for Indain and Foreigners-Symbiosis Immigration Law Clinic, to answer their Queries, difficulties and issues arising to people in general and help them in Immigration and Citizenship difficulties.



Official Email Id Of The Centre :

csicl@slsh.edu.in

List of Members


SNO NAME POSITION GIVEN EMAIL ID YEAR
1 Anushka Misra PRESIDENT/FOUNDER anushka.misra@slsh.edu.in 2016-21
2 DYLAN SHARMA RESEARCH HEAD dylan.sharma@slsh.edu.in 2016-21
3 SALONI ATUL KUMAR PR & MEDIA HEAD saloni.atul@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
4 ISHAN POPLI ORGANIZING HEAD ishan.male@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
5 YUKTA DUBEY RESEARCH yukta.dubey@student.slsh.edu.in 2017-22
6 SWIKRITI VINAYA RESEARCH swikriti.vinaya@student.slsh.edu.in 2017-22
7 PALREDDY V KUMAR RESEARCH palreddy_vinay_kumar_reddy@student.slsh.edu.in 2018-23
8 MOLSHREE TOTLA RESEARCH molshree_totla@student.slsh.edu.in 2018-23
9 RIYA PLANITKAR PR & MEDIA riya.palnitkar@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
10 KHYATI VERMA PR & MEDIA khyati.verma@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
11 SAMPDA BANSAL PR & MEDIA sampda.bansal@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
12 TWESHA KARNANI PR & MEDIA twesha.karnani@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
13 M. JAHNAVI LAHARI PR & MEDIA mudunuri.jahnavi@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
14 ADITYA SARAN ORGANIZING aditya.mani@student.slsh.edu.in 2019-24
15 DRISHTI JAIN ORGANIZING drishti_jain@student.slsh.edu.in 2018-23

Past Events

  • In 2019, the Centre organized a Guest Lecture with Prof (Dr) Rathin Bandyopadhyay, andAdv Avik Gathak on the topic of Immigration and Citizenship Law: Percept’s andPractical Approach.
  • In 2019, the Centre organized an intra-college Oxford Union Debate Competition ontopics dealing with current immigration and citizenship law issues, focusingpredominantly on the NRC and the Citizenship Bill.
  • In 2020, the Centre organized a National E-Seminar on Immigration andCrimmigration – Issues and Challenges with themes for research papers andpresentations ranging from “The Citizenship Act in India – Constitutional Perspective” to“Immigration and Extradition”. The event invited students and professors from collegesacross India to attend a panel discussion by eminent speakers and experts like Prof. DrManoj Kumar Sinha, Advocate Ashish Dixit and many others.


Upcoming Events

  • Value Added course on International Refugee Law.
  • Workshop in collaboration with UNHCR.
  • Project: Symbiosis Immigration Clinic
  • International Seminar